Australian Journey Episode 02: A Land of the Weird and the Monstrous
The extinction of the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, and the ethics of cloning.
1. According to the presenters, what were European attitudes to the Australian landscape?
2. How did Europeans try to change the Australian landscape and what were the impacts of these changes?
3. Why do you think the presenters have chosen to tell the story of the thylacine in this episode? Do you agree with their views?